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color type: white/gold bicolor
BF & DT variations
note: new color
this strain is: rare
skill level: intermediate/advanced
strain by:  Faith

price range*: $70 - $90 / pair

prices vary depending on color and finnage quality. some top pairs may be priced considerably higher.


I didn't look for ivories, they found me! I was working with creating a DT version of the Holy Grail opaques and had to outcross in order to inject that DT gene in there. As a result of my experimental crosses, ivories were born. When the first few popped up in my spawning tanks, I knew they were too special to let go by the wayside. So I decided to work this new color variation and to establish it. Over the years, ivories have blossomed, showing nice finnage, clean satiny white bodies and gold/smoke fins. Lately I started producing some with blue/gold BF, which is a nice looking betta in deed! And in the last months, a couple of solid blue finned ivories were produced as well. Just as opaques tend to get red washes, ivories tend to have light blue washes at the base of their fins, usually dorsal or tail. They are elegant looking fish with a lot of class and since the yellow color has combined with a layer of opaque iridescence, they look like real "golden" shiny little jewels. Because they carry opaque, they are slightly more fragile than your average betta, although more sturdy than opaques themselves. Hence I recommend you know what you are doing before getting ivories. Ivories breed true and produce 100% ivories.